The genetic fallacy is the assessment of an argument or theory based upon its origin, history, or source rather than the argument or theory itself.
The deterministic view is that our choices are entirely determined by our current physical state (neurochemistry, gene expression, etc.) and our natural history.
Whoa, this is both impressive and creepy.
Consider this analogy.�Among scientific disciplines, none is more “successful” than engineering.
Cognitive dissonance is inherent to materialism.